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What to do with a slow Windows PC

Posted 08-15-2008 at 05:58 AM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 05:40 PM by Avoura

Recently on a forum, a person said they were given an old PC running Windows and it was getting very slow. If you are in that position, read on.

If you have an old Windows XP PC, there is probably a lot of defragmentation on the hard drive, and lots of files from software that was installed and then uninstalled as well.

You should defragment the hard drive. Also scan for viruses and spyware, and rootkits. If it is still slow, then it might be best to back up all your...
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I got PCStitch!!!!!

Posted 08-14-2008 at 09:29 PM by Bixie

Hi guys, I got it, I got PCStitch!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to everyone Tim, Jay73,Nexus, IndyGunFreak.
Nexus, all I had to do was follow your last post. It works like a charm!! Well, you won't be hearing from me for a while, I've got patterns to print, now you guys can get rid of your PCStitch.HA Thanks again to everyone, and if I can help any of you, just let me know, (or anyone else for that matter).

Thanks again, you guys have been so helpful. I hope everyone will realize...
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ISO Master - GUI Tool to edit ISO Images in openSUSE

Posted 08-14-2008 at 04:35 PM by rbkumaran

ISO Master which is claimed to be the best ISO editing tool is a graphical editor for ISO images. ISO Master is useful for extracting, deleting, or adding files and directories to or from an ISO image. ISO Master can read .ISO files (ISO9660, Joliet, RockRidge, and El Torito), most .NRG files, and some single-track .MDF files and can save and only save as .ISO.<a href="">Read at</a>...
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Posted 08-14-2008 at 11:59 AM by hiccup

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My Linux Questions Blog - With a cry of delight and a mad waving of hands a blog is started (hurray) !

Posted 08-14-2008 at 06:12 AM by cgtueno

2008/08/14 (Australia)

Greetings !

I thought that I would start my blog on Linux Questions with a short entry describing my Linux interests.

I'm interested in a wide variety of Linux distributions running on old to very old hardware. The distributions include early incarnations of red Hat and Mandrake, SUSE, Knoppix, Debian, Gentoo, and others.

I can often be found adding my two cents worth to the various threads on the LQ site. I'm the...
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